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U.S. Diverting Ebola Funds to Zika Prep

By Tracy Vence | April 6, 2016

But this temporary measure won’t be enough to sufficiently prepare for potential outbreaks, according to Obama administration officials.


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Mosquito Control, 1945

By Tracy Vence | April 1, 2016

Long before Zika’s expected arrival, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were a focus of public health campaigns in the U.S. 


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New Epigenetic Mark Confirmed in Mammals

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2016

Methylation on adenine bases is involved in the dampening of gene expression in mammalian cells, according to a study.


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A Tree Takes Root

By Ashley P. Taylor | April 1, 2016

Four apparently unrelated individuals share a common ancestor from whom they inherited a rare mutation that predisposed them to the cancer they share.


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Death in the Dust

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2016

Follow Michele Carbone as he tracks down the genetic and environmental drivers of mesothelioma and other cancers.

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Guts and Glory

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 1, 2016

An open mind and collaborative spirit have taken Hans Clevers on a journey from medicine to developmental biology, gastroenterology, cancer, and stem cells.

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Pulling It All Together

By Kate Yandell | April 1, 2016

Systems-biology approaches offer new strategies for finding hard-to-identify drug targets for cancer.


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Zika Up Close

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 31, 2016

A detailed structure of the pathogen highlights its similarities to—and one major difference from—other flaviviruses. 


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WHO: Ebola Emergency Over

By Tracy Vence | March 30, 2016

While additional flare-ups may occur, the World Health Organization says countries now “have the capacity to respond rapidly to new virus emergences.”


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Wait to Conceive After Zika Infection: CDC

By Kerry Grens | March 29, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues a series of recommendations to limit the pregnancy-related risks of the mosquito-borne virus.


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